...showed that 77% of respondents supported an operation two weeks ago in which Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was snatched by three militant groups - including the armed wing of the governing Hamas party.
Only 21% said they opposed it.
Furthermore, two thirds of respondents supported a repeat of such action "as a suitable response within the current political conditions", compared with 30% who rejected it as harmful to Palestinian interests...
Sixty percent of those questioned also supported the continuation of firing rockets from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel, with 36% rejecting it.
The poll indicated a slight, three-percent-rise in support for the Hamas party to 33%.
The poll was based on a representative sampling of 1 197 people in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and carried a three-percent margin of error.